4 min read.Updated: 05 Dec 2018, 01:05 AM ISTLivemint
The human costs of disasters would fall on low and lower middle-income countries
In 2015, when over 190 countries came together in Paris to make a joint declaration against climate change, the mood was buoyant and upbeat. As a similar global platform gathers in Poland to iron out a “rule book" to implement the Paris framework, the global mood could not be more different. The exit of the US from the Paris Agreement; a slew of recent studies which bring the window of irretrievable planetary change much closer (to 2040); and the glacial pace in effecting substantial carbon emission cuts have cast a pall of gloom.